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Wannabe Geek

#100290 7-Apr-2012 21:47
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Hi everyone,

First post here, has been reading from time to time, good place.

Anyway, I just bought a Mac Mini to replace my MacBook Pro 13. I was going to swap the drive between the two when I sell the MBP because I've upgraded the notebook with a Momentus XT Hybrid SSD. And I want to keep that fast drive in the MacMini.

After a bit of research and a few YouTube DIY videos, I've done the physical swap no problems. Now I start the MacMini with the "old" drive, I was expecting the computer to throw a big fuss about being "wrong drive in a wrong system" (as they do in Windows). Nothing! Boot straight into the Desktop and everything is working. Even TimeMachine is asking if I want to "Inherit the old backup".

Now question is....

This is just too good to be true. Or is it?

I got all the back up so I am not majorly concern if it crashes tomorrow. But if it turns out I need to re-install, I am hoping to do it before the long weekend finishes.

Can someone please shine some light on this whether I "NEED" to reinstall or if there is any implications if I don't.

They are a Mac Book Pro 13" mid-2010 vs Mac Mini 2.3GHz mid-2011.

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Master Geek

  #606547 8-Apr-2012 00:18
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Swapping hard drives will only be an issue if you are using an older OSX version.

As you are most likely using OSX 10.6, that would contain the necessary drivers already. OSX has a smaller number of hardware components and so the OS contains the drivers already.

Windows XP has a more limited number of pre-installed drivers and this is what causes it to spit the dummy more when you swap hard drives. 

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